9to5toys specials Stories June 10, 2016

Apple has never been generous with its charging cables. These two-meter MFi-certified Lightning cables at 9to5Toys Specials provide extra reach, with a two-pack now $13 shipped.

In Imperial terms, these cables are around six-and-a-half feet long. It means you can keep on using your iPhone, iPad or iPod without sitting right next to the wall socket. These third-party cables are exactly like the original cable, with high-quality connectors and full compatibility with all Lightning devices. MFi certification is Apple’s official stamp of approval, and the two-pack is great for charging multiple devices, or keeping a cable in your bag.

Usually priced at over $50, you can currently grab these cables at 77% off MSRP, with free shipping.

9to5toys specials Stories June 3, 2016

There are times when lugging around a laptop makes for aching shoulders. The Remix Mini is the ideal solution — this tiny PC works wherever you can find a monitor, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $65 shipped.

Billed as the “world’s first true Android PC,” Remix actually works on a custom version of Google’s OS. This is designed specifically for mouse and keyboard controls, with a taskbar and multi-tasking. Under the hood, this palm-sized device has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, with a 64-bit chipset and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. You can download apps straight from the Play Store, or through the Remix Store. The Mini PC has Bluetooth 4.0 built in for streaming audio and video, and the computer sips just 10 watts of power. Whether you want an easier hotdesking device, or just want another computer around the house, this little desktop should fill the role.

Order now to save 27% off MSRP with free shipping.

9to5toys specials Stories May 31, 2016

Finding the ideal OS X workflow can be hard work, but the World Class Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials should help. The bundle offers eight high quality apps for just $30. Enter coupon code “MAC5” and save $5 to $25 for the whole bundle.

The headliners include Hype, a slick design studio for creating web content with HTML5, while Data Rescue is the gold standard when it comes to restoring files that seemed gone forever. Freeway Pro allows anyone to build beautiful websites without code, and Painter Essentials provides artists with a versatile digital canvas.

Dropzone provides drag-and-drop access to actions and folders from your menu bar, while iStat Menus provides comprehensive data on how your Mac is operating. The bundle also includes the powerful image manager Xee, along with uBar, which replaces the OS X dock with something more familiar for Windows users.

Worth over $400 put together, you can currently now save over 90% on this line-up — and enter coupon code “MAC5” for another $5 off.

9to5toys specials Stories May 25, 2016

With Android on the up, now is a great time to start building apps for the Play Store. The Comprehensive Android Development Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials teaches coding and design from scratch, with 83 hours of video tutorials for $40.

The headline training is The Ultimate Android Marshmallow Tutorial, a massive 40-hour course that teaches the latest version of the OS from scratch. After touring the Android Studio development environment, the videos introduce Java code, popular APIs, third-party libraries, and monetization techniques.

Two more courses add extra coding knowledge to your locker, while Projects in Android provides hands-on practice. These tutorials look at parsing data, integrating Google Maps, UI layouts, security features, and much more.

The final course, Advanced Android App Development, helps to put the final polish on your own apps. Along with Material Design, the instructor explains the Android Support Library, and how to use advanced design components such as RecyclerView.

The bundle is specifically designed to be beginner-friendly, and the price includes lifetime access to the content. Sign up now to save 94% on the MSRP.

The Complete Photography Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials combines 26½ hours of tutorials on camera work and editing, plus 100 stock photos to use in your own projects. Best of all, you can currently pay what you want for the whole lot.

The training is delivered through engaging video lessons, split into separate tracks. Become a Better Photographer – Part I is designed to get beginners out of Auto mode, with tips on exposure, light and composition. Part II introduces the manual modes you can find on any DSLR or mirrorless camera, along with metering options, exposure compensation, and the advantages of JPEG and RAW. The other tracks focus on travel photography, portraiture, off-camera flash, black and white processing, photographing food, and general creative skills. The bundle also contains two packs of stock assets from leading professionals, Kasia Zmokla and Tom Eversley.

To get the deal, name your price on the DIY Food Photography and Advanced Creative Photography Skills courses, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

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9to5toys specials Stories May 24, 2016

The latest addition to the Civilization franchise takes turn-based colonization into space. 9to5Toys Specials currently has Beyond Earth: The Collection for $30, which includes the game, plus the Exoplanets Map Pack and Rising Tide Expansion.

The new game is set in an intergalactic future, when the inhabitants of a barren Earth must go in search of new, alien lands to conquer. The gameplay stays true to the series, but instead of guiding historical events, players must choose an expedition sponsor to establish a cultural identity. Amazing upgrades arrive once your civilization masters the Technology Web, and dynamic Leader Traits affect the whole game world.

Also included in this bundle is Rising Tide, which adds four more factions to join, plus an all-new artifacts system, two new biomes, and hybrid units. Meanwhile, Exoplanets adds six custom maps to explore.

The Collection is usually priced at $60, but you can order now to save 49% off MSRP (Note: this deal is for Mac and Linux only).

9to5toys specials Stories May 15, 2016

It doesn’t take many downloads to fill up modern Macbooks, but external hard drives can be a pain to transport. TarDisk fixes this by adding 64GB of storage via the SD port. Right now, 9to5Toys Specials has this tiny drive for $100 shipped.

Once inserted, TarDisk is virtually invisible. It fits squarely in the SD card slot, and its aluminum unibody casing blends seamlessly with your Mac. The drive is specifically designed with the Macbook Air in mind, so you simply plug it in to start enjoying your extra storage space.

TarDisk utilizes the UHS-1 SDXC protocol to provide transfer speeds upwards of Class 3. In other words, it’s super fast–allowing you to enjoy the compactness of a memory card with the power of a full-fledged drive. You can even troubleshoot issues directly through Apple Care, as well as easily use the drive with all Mac apps.

The current deal takes 32% off the original price for the TarDisk, with free shipping included.

Smartphone cameras are pretty awesome nowadays, but most devices have a fixed lens. The Acesori 3-in-1 Lens Kit lets you get wider and closer while maintaining quality. You can pick one up now for $10 shipped via 9to5Toys Specials.

The kit includes fisheye, wide-angle and macro lenses. The fisheye is the widest, capturing a 180º field of view in a single, brilliantly whacky photo. The wide-angle lens is designed for capturing landscapes, without the slightly warped effect. The macro lens is for studying tiny details, such as bugs or the texture of a flower petal. The lenses attach magnetically to the supplied mount, which you simply stick to the back of your phone. This means you can swap between the lenses with ease, and retain normal use of your phone. The lenses are made from high-quality, scratch-resistant glass, and they come with caps and lanyards for safe transport. The kit also contains a cleaning cloth.

You can grab the Acesori 3-in-1 Kit now to save an impressive 80% off the regular price, with free shipping to the Continental US and a one-year warranty thrown in.

9to5toys specials Stories May 11, 2016

The folks at iFixit produce awesome guides for repairing and upgrading your devices at home. This 64-bit Screwdriver Kit is designed by the same people, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $35 shipped.

The bits in this kit are the ones that appear most frequently in iFixit guides, meaning you are covered for the vast majority of makes and models. They include several sizes of Phillips, flathead, Torx and Torx Security, Pentalobe, JIS, hex, GameBit, and Tri-point bits, along with several other types. The bits are made from steel, while the aluminum driver handle has an ergonomic grip. The kit also provides a flexible 150 mm extension for getting into tight spots, and a SIM ejection tool. All the parts are safely stored in a durable ABS case, which is lined with EVA foam. From smartphones to small appliances, this kit is essential for home repairs and electronics projects.

Order now to save 30% off the MSRP, with free shipping and a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.

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Upskilling is the best way to climb the career ladder, so these two bundles should take your job prospects to the next level.

The Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle brings together eight beginner-friendly courses for $59 via 9to5Toys Specials. The tuition includes the Total Web Development Course, which covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, WordPress, Bootstrap, and other essential technologies. You can also take specialist tracks on Python, Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and object-oriented programming with PHP. The instruction is hands-on, with plenty of projects to try, and you get over 108 hours of training in all. Grab it now to save 93% off the regular price.

Original sale 3477 image wide You can pay what you want for The A to Z Microsoft Office Training Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials. It offers 10 courses, teaching Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Access, and OneNote from scratch. You can then take the advanced tracks to learn about special functions and PivotTable in Excel, custom formatting in Word, animations and 3D graphics in PowerPoint, and database management in Access.

To get the deal, simply name your price on Basic Microsoft Access 2016 Training and Learn Microsoft OneNote 2016 — but make sure to beat the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

Both of these bundles offer unrestricted lifetime access to streaming the content on desktop and mobile devices.

9to5toys specials Stories May 3, 2016

The only way to ensure an app can withstand malicious attack is to probe the code for weaknesses. You can currently learn these in-demand skills from scratch and pay what you want for nine courses via 9to5toys Specials.

The Ethical Hacker and Pentester Pro Bundle teaches online security through engaging video tutorials. You start by picking up the necessary programming skills, with beginner-friendly courses on Python and Haskell. You can also get started with Lisp language, Scheme, and the popular Python framework that is Django. These courses include lessons on using code for pentesting, but the Ethical Hacking & Certification Training Course provides a complete education in networking, social engineering and hardware hacking. Likewise, Linux System Administration with Python shows you how to use scripts to run tasks, such as scanning networks and performing tests. The Kali Linux Tutorials Course introduces an important pentesting framework.

The final two courses teach object-oriented programming with Scala, and Google’s own Go programming language. You can pay whatever you like for these, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

The courses are usually worth $1,431 put together, and this deal offers lifetime access to streaming all of the content.

9to5toys specials Stories May 2, 2016

PureVPN lets you secure your Wi-Fi connection and keep prying eyes away from your browsing history. It is also the world’s fastest VPN. You can currently get a two-year subscription of PureVPN for $59 via 9to5Toys Specials.

The service works by routing your data through a masking server, which hides your location and IP address — the ID card of your device. This means that no-one (incl. government agencies, Wi-Fi scammers) can track you down, and you can access region-locked content, such as Hulu and iPlayer. PureVPN is known for being speedy, and unlimited bandwidth means you can stream video to your heart’s content. There are over 550 masking servers around the world to choose from, and a single subscription covers five devices. The apps for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android offer one-click setup, and you can install the service on virtually any internet-connected device, including smart TVs and games consoles. All your browsing traffic is encrypted, and PureVPN provides 24/7 support.

Sign up now to save 79% on the regular price for two years’ service.

9to5toys specials Stories April 28, 2016

Nomad is a byword for quality Apple accessories. You can currently save on some great Apple Watch gear through 9to5Toys Specials, with the Nomad Stand for $34 shipped and the Nomad Pod portable battery pack $34.

Charging is a nightly routine for Apple Watch owners, and the Nomad Stand provides a neat power point. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, this elegant dock is small enough to fit on any nightstand. It works with your regular charger, with a hidden cable tidy, and the non-slip base is weighted with copper. The Stand comes in two colors, and is ideal for preventing scratches on your favorite desk.

For topping up during the day, you can pack the Nomad Pod. This pocket-sized charger holds 1800mAh of extra power, with a magnetic dock for your Apple Watch. Unscrewing the aluminum top reveals a USB output for charging your iPhone or iPad. The battery also hides your charging cable, and has three lights to indicate how much it has left to give.

Grab the Nomad Stand to save 32% off the MSRP, and get 43% off the Nomad Pod, with free shipping on both deals. (Update: Best Buy has it for $29.99+tax+$5.49 shipping in silver).

Keysmart provides multi-tool-style storage for your keys: $16 (Orig. $22, CA Tax only)

By storing your keys flat, the Keysmart makes it much easier to squeeze your keys into your jeans pocket. 9to5Toys Specials has this sleek, lightweight key organizer now for $16 shipped.

Made primarily from durable titanium, the Keysmart works like a multi-tool for keys. At each end, it has a screw-tightened stainless steel hinge that securely holds your keys in place. When you arrive at a lock, you simply swing out the required key. The Keysmart stores up to 14 keys, taking up much less room than the equivalent bunch. It also protects scratchable surfaces (e.g. touchscreens) in your bag. The organizer accommodates most standard Yale-type keys, and the supplied keyring allows you to attach over-sized keys. Constructed in the USA, the unloaded Keysmart weighs less than one ounce.

Order this neat key organizer now to save 27% off the MSRP. There are two colors to choose from at this price, with free shipping.

9to5toys specials Stories April 26, 2016

The Bobine Blackout charging dock has a flexible mount that is perfect for using your Apple device hands-free, or as a second screen. 9to5Toys Specials has the everyday iPhone version for $30 shipped, the in-car iPhone version for $30 shipped, and the Apple Watch version for $18 shipped.

The Blackout hooks up to your regular wall charger, with a bendable jointed-steel cable providing the support. The mount comes with a stabilizer, which sticks onto most flat surfaces to provide an anchor point. The Blackout is MFi certified, and comes with a USB extension cable.

The Blackout Auto Edition is essentially the same mount, except it comes with two stabilizing clips for your car’s dashboard. It means you can easily use GPS and handsfree calling while charging your iPhone via any in-car USB charger.

Bobine also produces an Apple Watch stand, which has an unpainted steel finish and a slot for your magnetic charging cable. The mount can be coiled to make a freestanding charging point, or used with the provided stabilizers in your car.

You can order the iPhone Blackout or Auto Edition to save 25% off MSRP, while the Apple Watch stand has 27% off — all with free shipping.

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9to5toys specials Stories April 25, 2016

Now is your last chance to get something done before the vacation season, and the Spring 2016 Mac Bundle should help you do it. You can currently pay what you want for 13 premium apps via 9to5Toys Specials.

The line-up includes Owlet, an intuitive app for giving your 3D models a photo-realistic finish, and Flux 6, which lets you build beautiful responsive websites with drag-and-drop controls. AfterShot Pro 2 is a speedy alternative to Lightroom, with non-destructive RAW photo editing and organization.

You can watch for suspicious activity on your Mac via Hands Off!, while FoldersSynchronizer 4 offers scheduled backups, and Screens 3 gives you remote desktop control. AllMyMusic can record audio from over 500 streaming sites, and iClip is a great clipboard manager. FilePane adds custom drag-and-drop functionality to your setup, and Pomodoro Time Pro keeps you working.

The bundle also includes photo editor Emulsion App, full-featured code editor skEdit 4, and Markdown previewer Marked 2. To get the deal, simply name your price on these last three apps, beating the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

Learn to build 14 apps with the Complete Android Developer Course: $17 (Orig. $199)

With Android M rolling out, packed with great new features, now is a great time to start building apps. The Complete Android Developer Course teaches you with 14 project builds, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $17.

The course is the work of top-rated instructor, Rob Percival, who teaches app development from scratch. After learning how to set up Android studio, you get started with some basic Java code. After the first few video lessons, you are ready to make progress on your first project app. The course starts with a simple currency converter, but you gradually progress to building a favorite places app, a brain training game, and clones of Instagram and Uber. Along the way, the tutorials show you how to submit your own apps to the Google Play Store, market them online, and generate revenue from ads. The content is up to date with Android M and Android Wear, with 24/7 access to all the videos on desktop and mobile devices.

Enroll now to save 91% on the tuition, with lifetime access included.

9to5toys specials Stories April 23, 2016

When you trip over an Apple MagSafe cable, it comes out of the port rather than dragging your laptop onto the floor. The Griffin BreakSafe does the same for USB-C, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $35 shipped.

The BreakSafe looks like a regular cable, except the USB-C plug has a seam. In normal use, magnets hold the connector together. But when the inevitable trip happens, the main cable comes away from the connector. This means you don’t need to worry about damaging your laptop, and you can move quickly once the battery has charged. The magnetic connector can stay in the port permanently, as it is securely embedded 12.8mm deep in the port. The cable works with the USB-C charger supplied with your Macbook, offering a generous six-foot reach. Data transfers and video are not supported, but it does carry the full 60 watts.

Grab the BreakSafe now to save 12% on the MSRP with free shipping.

9to5toys specials Stories April 15, 2016

It has been a while since Apple added anything major to OS X, but you can instantly upgrade your Mac with these great apps. Through 9to5Toys Specials, you can currently grab mind-mapping tool Scapple for $9, music converter STAMP Premium for $5, and the intuitive sticky notes of Ghostnote for $7.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in the App Store, Scapple is the ideal workflow for organizing your thoughts. You can quickly note down ideas by double-clicking anywhere on the canvas, before tracing lines to join them up. Notes can be grouped together in shapes, and the app offers nice sharing features. Download it now to save 40% on the regular price.

STAMP Premium (pictured, top) lets you transfer your carefully curated music playlists between Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Rdio, YouTube, and Deezer. You can also import CSV lists, and the app will track down each song automatically. Save yourself hours by downloading this app now at half price.

Unlike the Stickies app on OS X, Ghostnote for Mac lets you contextualize notes by linking them with files or apps. Described as “amazingly useful” by Lifehacker, Ghostnote also lets you set up keyboard shortcuts, run your own scripts, and export notes as RTF files. Get it now to save 30% on the usual price.

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9to5toys specials Stories April 5, 2016

Even if you are a complete beginner when it comes to code, the Apple TV Developer Course is designed to get you building apps for the big screen in no time. You can enroll now through 9to5Toys Specials for $19.

The new App Store on tvOS is already very popular with users, so now is a great time to jump in. This course starts from the basics of Swift 2, Apple’s very own programming language. After showing you how to set up your development environment, the tutorials soon get you to follow the instructor as he builds a simple app. As the course goes on, you learn how to integrate images and sounds, before taking on another project app. There are 13 apps to code in total, from utilities to games. Along the way, the videos cover the tvOS Focused Engine, Native Application Controls, Storyboards, and nib File support, plus how to submit your creations to the App Store. All the content is available to stream 24/7 on desktop and mobile devices, and no previous experience is required.

Sign up now to save 90% on the regular price for the course.

9to5toys specials Stories April 4, 2016

Whenever you browse the web, someone is always watching –just ask Edward Snowden. Private Internet Access VPN stops this by masking your online identity, and 9to5Toys Specials has 2-year subscriptions for $60.

From government agencies to Wi-Fi snoopers, there are many reasons to defend your privacy. Private Internet Access routes your browsing traffic through masking servers that disguise your IP address and location. This makes you virtually untraceable, while in-built encryption prevents anyone hacking your connection. Getting set up is really straightforward thanks to the one-click installers for PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. There are 3,310 masking servers around the world to choose from, meaning a fast connection is always available. Because you appear to be browsing from wherever your chosen server is located, it is also possible to access local region-locked content (e.g. iPlayer, Hulu). The subscription provides protection for up to five devices simultaneously, with unlimited bandwidth. There is even a kill switch that shuts down your connection if it becomes insecure.

Sign up now to save 25% on the regular price for a two year service of Private Internet Access.

9to5toys specials Stories March 29, 2016

The SNES30 exactly matches the design of Nintendo’s classic controller, but it works with PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and even your Wii. You can get the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller + Smartphone Holder now for $35 shipped via 9to5Toys Specials.

Quite apart from inducing nostalgia in veteran gamers, this controller feels great in the hand. The push buttons provide good feedback, and the controller has its own CPU to keep lag to a minimum. The SNES30 has Bluetooth and USB connectivity, plus a clip mount for holding any iPhone 4-sized device. Along with desktop games, you can play through Android titles and iCade games on iOS. Wiimote Emulation mode lets up to four players enjoy Virtual Console games on Wii — the ultimate retro experience. The SNES30 even works on touchscreen games, with a two-player mode for sharing the controls. The controller is powered by an internal rechargeable battery, which lasts for 20 hours, yet it measures less than one inch thick.

Order now to save 22% on this SNES modern classic, with free shipping. International readers can also save on the controller via the deal page.

9to5toys specials Stories March 21, 2016

You won’t find a more elegant charging stand than the HoverDock. This minimal dock comes in iPhone and Apple Watch versions, which are both now $28 via 9to5Toys Specials.

The iPhone HoverDock holds your phone upright using only the connector from your regular charging cable, which means you can continue to use your handset while it is charging. Because the dock does not obstruct any of the screen, it is compatible with most cases. The beautiful aluminum base is sturdy, with internal storage for the charging cable. On the underside, a rubber mat prevents slipping and scratching. The Apple Watch version is largely identical, except it is designed to work with Apple’s Magnetic Charging Cable. Once again, the screen is held upright so you can see incoming notifications, and the dock is compatible with Nightstand mode.

Order now to save 20% on the HoverDock for iPhone or the HoverDock for Apple Watch, with free shipping.

9to5toys specials Stories March 17, 2016

There is never a bad time to improve your workflow, and the 2016 All-Star Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials offers a major upgrade. It brings together 11 high-quality apps, including BusyCal and DevonThink; with coupon code ALLSTAR5, save $5 and get this bundle for just $20.

Calendar app, BusyCal, has a 4.5-star rating in the App Store, thanks to features such as smart event filters, custom display settings and integrated weather updates. DevonThink also has many fans, allowing users to create a database of thoughts, notes and documents. The bundle also includes CrossOver 15, which lets you run Windows apps within OS X, and Timing Mac App helps you track your productivity. Yummy FTP Pro provides fast access to hosted files, and NTFS for Mac 14 lets you manipulate partitions. LightPaper is an elegant text editor with 4.5 stars in the App Store, while Screenie Mac App is a 5-star screen-grabbing app, and QuickRes lets you switch quickly between screen resolutions. Finally, Find Any File is a powerful search tool for your Mac, and Downie 2 lets you save videos for offline viewing.

Put together, these apps are usually worth $263 — grab the 2016 All-Star Mac Bundle now to save 90% on the regular price.

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Learning to code takes some effort, but the rewards are definitely worth it. The Ultimate Python Coding Bundle shows you how to build responsive sites and work with data, with seven courses for $49 via 9to5Toys Specials.

The courses consist of concise video tutorials, with the tuition working from the ground up. Mastering Python is a good starting point, providing an introduction to the syntax of the language and some useful scripts to try. You can then take Building a Responsive Website with Bootstrap to learn how to set up custom layouts, image carousels, and icon fonts with Twitter’s popular framework. Learning Git focuses on deployment, with lessons on creating your own repositories and contributing to open source projects. You get two courses on the D3.js framework, which shows you how to produce stunning data visualizations. You also get two courses on Flask, a lightweight general purpose framework for Python.

All of the courses come with a certificate of completion to put on your CV, and lifetime access. Enroll now in theUltimate Python Coding Bundle to save 88% on the original price.

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